1954 in Northern Ireland
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- 6 April – Flags and Emblems (Display) Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced, making it illegal to interfere with the display of a Union Flag and giving the Royal Ulster Constabulary the right to remove any other flag or emblem if it is thought that it might lead to a breach of peace.
- 12 June – An Irish Republican Army unit carries out a successful arms raid on Gough Barracks in Armagh signalling the renewal of IRA activity following a long hiatus.
- 17 August – Ocean liner SS Southern Cross is launched by Harland and Wolff in Belfast.
- The Republican political party Fianna Uladh is formed by Liam Kelly as the political wing of Saor Uladh.
- Roselawn Cemetery opens in Belfast.
Arts and literature
- John Hewitt's The Bloody Brae: A Dramatic Poem (1936) is first broadcast on the BBC Northern Ireland Home Service.
- Winners: Linfield
- 9 March – Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and MP who died on hunger strike (died 1981).
- 8 April – Joe Kernan, Gaelic footballer and manager.
- 28 April – Monica McWilliams, former Northern Ireland Women's Coalition politician and currently Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
- 11 May – Jane Morrice, former Northern Ireland Women's Coalition MLA.
- 23 May – Gerry Armstrong, footballer.
- 23 June – Michael Copeland, Unionist politician.
- 2 August – Sammy McIlroy, footballer and football manager.
- 28 August – Clive Culbertson, mystic, musician and healer.
- 12 October – Kieran Deeny, medical doctor turned independent politician and MLA.
- 19 October – Angela Feeney, opera singer.
- Eamon Collins, Provisional Irish Republican Army activist and writer (died 1999).
- Martin O'Brien, journalist.
- Marian Price, former volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
- 1 May – James Macmahon, civil servant and businessman, Under-Secretary for Ireland from 1918 to 1922 (born 1865).
- 11 October – Thomas Leslie Teevan, Unionist politician and lawyer (born 1927).
- "Parades and Marches – Chronology 2: Historical Dates and Events". Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN). Retrieved 28 January 2010.
- Hanley, Brian; Millar, Scott (2009). The Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers' Party. Dublin: Penguin Ireland. p. 11.
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